The Foundation brings hope in countless hospitals around the world. It does it with grace and without judgment.
I have been a volunteer photographer since 2008 and I had the honor to witness the growing success of the and the incredible impact of the Foundation. It made me proud and passionate supporter, year after year, and I am sure the future will bring even more fulfillment.
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 09/19/2015
Thanks, Greg! And thanks for your beautiful photo which you donated to our collection!!
Working and contributing with the Foundation is a priceless experience. I am honoured to be a tiny tiny part of a process that help people feel better while they are experiencing a very difficult moment of their lives. Part of the beauty of the Foundation is the fact that it was born on empathy for the other and real life experience. If one stops for a moment and imagines the patient condition inside a hospital, one realizes that a patient's mood is a crucial factor. The Foundation lifts that mood in a delicate and unpretentious way, using beauty as a medicine.
I was so excited to find this organization. Donating photographs to a hospital or hospice is very much needed. I can say this as a patient, as a volunteer at a hospital, and as a family member visiting a sick patient.
At age five, I was rushed to the emergency room at White Plains hospital. I was there for one week, and then was transferred to North Shore - LIJ hospital. I found this experience to be noisy, stressful, cold, sterile, and full of unwanted needle-pricks not to mention a spinal tap.
As a result, these two weeks felt like two months to me. There were no beautiful photographs to view. There was nothing to bring me joy there. My mom slept in a cot by my bed. My dad visited every day. I think this experience may have been tough for them to bear.
As a hospital volunteer, I found Saint Agnes hospital in White Plains to be very sterile. Patients did not have any nature scenes to look at.
When my grandparents were hospitalized at the end of their lives, I wish that they could have viewed peaceful pictures of nature scenes.
I am an amateur photographer and look forward to contributing more photographs to this organization.
I think that the Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals provides a necessary service to patients, and also improves the environment for visitors and staff.
Thank you for all of the work you do.
Deborah I. Blum
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 05/02/2015
Thank you, Deborah, for this wonderful review. I am so happy to have you as one of our Contributing Photographers! I'm sure your lovely photo will bring smiles to many people! All my best, Elaine
The Foundation for Photo Art in Hospitals does tremendous work. Research has shown that views of nature can help patients heal faster, require less pain medication, reduce perceived waiting times, etc. By providing these views in the form of nature photography does a great service to patients and families in hospitals that may not otherwise have the means to supply this valuable resource.
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 10/29/2014
Thanks so much, Kevin! I appreciate your great review!
Jill DiSalvo asked me to post this for her... "We at the African Health and Hospital Foundation have been working with Healing Art Photography for several years now, including these wonderful photos with our shipments of equipment and supplies to hospitals in East Africa. Seeing the photos in the hospitals not only reassures us of the value of beauty in otherwise difficult facilities, but makes us proud that we contribute through Elaine to individual beautiful experiences of patients in dire need of medical and spiritual support. What a wonderful way to contribute to the happiness of people in a small but highly significant way!"
Thank you so very much for all you have done with your amazing photography, dedication, and devotion to this good work.
I am beyond thrilled to have been a tiny part of your vision!
Many many heartfelt thanks for your inspiring service to others.
It's The Light Images
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 09/17/2014
Thanks so much, Dana, for your wonderful review. We are also thrilled to have you as one of our Contributing Photographers!
I helped Elaine to donate in Sri Lanka at the Arachchikanda Hospital in Pathana Hikkaduwa. After four years, yesterday I was there to supervise and was surprised to see how doctors and patients are proud of her for the photos she donated there.
Very well done Elaine you are doing a fantastic job.
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/12/2014
Thanks, Giuliana. So glad to hear that the photos in the hospital in Sri Lanka are helping the patients there. Thanks again for coordinating this project!
From the simple desire to give comfort to her ailing mother, Elaine Poggi and her Foundation have, no doubt, brightened the lives of those who live, work and visit her participating venues. Such a simple idea--created for one, now available to thousands. Kudos to Elaine and all who work with her on this fabulous project.
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 08/12/2014
Thanks so much for your kind words, Barbara!
This is a wonderful project. I've been fortunate enough to donate my art to this foundation and they've handled all of the logistics of placing the art in hospitals in the far corners of the world that I will never get to visit. I love knowing that somewhere one of my pieces might be giving a brief moment of beauty and peace to busy, stressed people. I also like to know that an intimate view of my part of the world is being shared with people far away, and that they are only getting to experience that perspective because of the efforts of this foundation.
My experience while working with Elaine at The Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals could only be described as truly positive! As a graphic designer living and working abroad, it was a pleasure to donate my time and effort towards a non-profit committed to improving the lives of patients in hospitals around the world. Now, back home in Canada, I hope to one day have the chance to work with the organization again... it was a blast. Thanks Elaine.
Foundation for Photo/Art in Hospitals 06/01/2012
Thanks Paul! You were a great help to me while you were in Florence. You taught me so much about Lightroom. And you started a new website for us. Thanks for the generosity of your time. I look forward to working with you again in the future. And it was a blast for me, too!!! All my best to you, Elaine